Blog Archives

25 February, 2015

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Lloyd Mini in Colne have been clients and good friends for quite some time. A little while ago we were contacted by the manager, Matt, Continue Reading →

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After spending most of the day shooting fashion on location for Adnan Bayyat, we then started work on the Couture collection at the studio, and Continue Reading →

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Right at the end of October, I received a phone call out of the blue from renowned fashion designer Adnan Bayyat in Manchester. Basically, he Continue Reading →

Furniture Photography All posts, Studio Lighting

Product photography on a larger scale brings its own challenges, not least of all being the space to shoot it! Luckily, we have 6,000 square Continue Reading →

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The Preston Marriott wedding brochure was shot over three days. The first two were purely focused on the hotel interior, whereas on the final day, we Continue Reading →

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This image was part of an advertising portfolio for Simon Dunn Chocolatier in Preston. My technique for food photography has been developed over a number of Continue Reading →

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Commercial Photography, Blackpool

This was another assignment for Rachel Mason, educator at Alan Howard Training, and all round good egg. And as usual, Rachel gave me a scanty outline as Continue Reading →

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The Hair Game

Some of you may recall a good friend of mine, Rachel Mason, Educator at Alan Howard Training. Rachel has worked on several shoots with me Continue Reading →

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Lighting the Superhumans

This was an interesting day. I got to work with a long standing friend. Chris Dunkerley of Moo Creations. It was the basis for a Continue Reading →

Vampire All posts, Location Lighting

Atomic Vampires

Newchurch-in-Pendle is well known for it’s history of Witches and Witchcraft. Maybe not so much with Vampires! Meet Sarah Hillier, a good friend of mine, Continue Reading →

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The Paper Bride

When I saw an image of the dress, I thought it was “nice”. I thought more of it when I was told it had been Continue Reading →

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The Big Umbrella

These images were part of an initial idea for the new 2013 Lencarta catalogue, which weren’t used in the final version. The idea was to have Continue Reading →

Outlook All posts, Location Lighting

Fashion Photography on Location

This was for an advertising campaign for Out of the City, in what was rather dismal weather. The poor weather conditions were capitalised on to give Continue Reading →

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Photographing the photographer

Meet Allan Vincent, a respected photographer from the Chorley area, who needed a headshot for his various social media outlets, and whilst he was at Continue Reading →

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Wedding Photography at Ribby Hall, Wrea Green

Meet Teerisara and Uladzimir, on a rather cold and damp October day at Ribby Hall in Wrea Green. This was actually the last shot of the day Continue Reading →

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A Wedding in the Rain

I remember a time when all my brides wanted sunny days, or at the very least, it had to be dry. Now? Well, I seem Continue Reading →

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Location Fashion Shoot – Part 2

This is part two of an extensive fashion shoot for Lencarta. The first part of the shoot was done in an open grassy area with a Continue Reading →

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Location Fashion Shoot – Part 1

This was an extensive fashion shoot for Lencarta, with the aim of showing the flexibility of the Safari Li-on location lighting kit. The day was basically split into Continue Reading →

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The Bridal Arch, Dunkenhalgh

I love weddings. The people, the atmosphere, the day. It’s all good! My favourite bit? Well that has to be the informal bridal portrait session Continue Reading →

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Magazine Fashion Shoot

This particular shoot was for a number of clients of the Live Ribble Valley magazine. They included Out of the City, Ken Varey, Charles Campbell Bespoke and the restaurant The Sirloin. The Continue Reading →

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Low Key Animal Portraits

This was an unexpected opportunity. It was actually an engagement shoot for a young couple who brought along their dog, rather than leave him at Continue Reading →

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Yet More Imps!

Remember the proof of concept shoot for the Pendle Imp Festival with Rachel Mason? Well, this is another of the shoots. The original test shoot was nicely paced, quiet and Continue Reading →

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The Bridal Veil

  I was lucky enough to be asked to photograph the wedding of a couple who are good friends of mine, Matt and Lucy. OK, Continue Reading →

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Country Bride

There are times when I photograph a bride and groom during the informal portrait session, when their caharacter really comes to the fore. Laura and Continue Reading →

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Portraits on location in Nelson, Lancashire

  A good friend of mine, Rachel Mason of Dare to be Different, asked if I would photograph Sarah, a friend of Rachel’s who also worked Continue Reading →

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The Love Seat, Red Hall Hotel

  There are times when you look at a particular setting during the day, and think “Hmmmmm, s’pose it’ll do.” and you leave it at Continue Reading →

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Talk Photography Convention 2012

I, or rather Lencarta, was invited to the Talk Photography convention at Blackpool, an excellent event that unfortunately didn’t get the numbers it deserved. I Continue Reading →

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Corporate Headshot

Meet Jonathan, a commercial estate agent based in Nelson, not a million miles from my studio complex. It was Jonathan that found the premises for me, and Continue Reading →

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Pendle Hill

The bride had one particular request when I met the couple six months before the wedding. There was no room for bartering or negotiation, it Continue Reading →

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Prom Night in Preston

Four young ladies to photograph, before they are whisked away to enjoy their prom evening.

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International Aid Trust

On a quiet industrial estate near Preston, is a warehouse that is stacked floor to ceiling with all sorts of items, ready to be shipped Continue Reading →

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Location Food Photography

Of all the subjects I photograph, I tend to find food photography more demanding than most. The chef wants it to convey everything he’s put Continue Reading →

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Senior Portrait on Location

This was a shoot that had been promised for a number of years. The young lady is in fact my niece, Chelsea, and some time Continue Reading →

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Nicola’s Portfolio

  This was part of the portfolio shoot I did for Nicola Sumner, a young lady I’ve worked regularly with, especially wedding venue brochure shoots. I’ve previously Continue Reading →

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Wedding Venue Brochure Shoot

When I do a brochure shoot for a wedding venue, I encourage the venue to include the suppliers who support the venue in their weddings Continue Reading →

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Inn at Whitewell

The Inn at Whitewell is my favourite low light venue. Full of romance and atmosphere and a great place to work. The interior is lit Continue Reading →

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Lakeside Wedding

There’s nothing I like better than being able to provide something a little bit special for my brides and grooms. This is Nicola and Tony Continue Reading →

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The Opticians

I received a brief from Live Magazine. One of the branches of David Myers Opticians (the branch in Penwortham) needed some images for their upcoming Continue Reading →

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Magazine Location Fashion Shoot

This particular shoot was for a number of clients of the Live Ribble Valley magazine. They included Out of the City, Ken Varey, Charles Campbell Bespoke and the restaurant The Sirloin. The Continue Reading →

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The Joker

This was a fairly straightforward remit. Photograph one of the business partners (no problem there), make it a businesslike environment (plenty of spare office space, Continue Reading →

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Food Photography

Following on from the event catering I covered with Fusion Outdoors, Russell asked me to photograph both the restaurant (Fusion Room, Preston) and also his Continue Reading →

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Blue Gown

The quiet time between the wedding breakfast and the evening reception is my favourite time of the day. I get to play. On this particular Continue Reading →

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The SmartFlash Challenge

How many times have we heard “If only I could afford better!”, or something similar. I had a recent conversation regarding lighting equipment, and the Continue Reading →

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The Classic Fashion Shot

Look in any fashion magazine, Sunday supplement or even High Street shop window displays and you’re bound to find the classic grey background fashion shots. Many Continue Reading →

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MUA Portfolio

I had been asked to provide a portfolio for Catherine Boden of Glamourise, who’s a rather high flying makeup artist and stylist who works in Continue Reading →

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Location Corporate Portrait

Not all corporate headshots need to be stuffy and boring, particularly if they are to reflect the companies ethics or approachability. One of the quickest Continue Reading →

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Preston Marriott

This assignment was for a number of clients, including the Preston Marriott Hotel, Zoe Cookson (importer of couture wedding gowns) and Live Magazines. It also Continue Reading →

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Location shoot with the new Safari Li-on

I stepped out of my comfort zone a bit  on this shoot, because I played assistant to another photographer, Michael Sewell… Michael mentioned to me Continue Reading →

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Alston Hall

Alston Hall is quite an interesting venue, particularly as it’s government owned and run. A lot of really nice features and grounds that are crying Continue Reading →

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Waiting For The Train

This was a shoot for Rachel Mason of Dare to be Different, although quite a stark contrast to some of her usual work. This time Continue Reading →